Cypriot National Guard

The Cypriot National Guard (Greek: Εθνική Φρουρά, Ethnikí Frourá; Turkish: Kıbrıs Ulusal Muhafızları), also known as the "Greek Cypriot National Guard" or simply as "National Guard", is the combined arms military force of the Republic of Cyprus. This force consists of Air, Land, Sea and Special Forces elements, and is highly integrated with its first and second line reserves, as well as supporting civilian agencies and paramilitary forces.

Greece currently maintains a garrison in the Republic of Cyprus under the designation ELDYK or Hellenic Forces in Cyprus (Greek: Ελληνικές Δυνάμεις Κύπρου or ΕΛΔΥΚ), but this is not officially part of the Cyprus military and primarily serves as a NATO regimental-level influence for training and support of the National Guard.

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Cypriot National Guard - Sources
... Creation of National Guard Cyprus National Guard Official Site The Cyprus Conflict Order of Battle "Cyprus, 1974", by T ... Armaments Cyprus National Guard Official Site Table 23, Republic of Cyprus Major National Guard Equipment, 1990, Library of Congress (Additional sourcing Based on information from The ... Foss, "Cypriot Rearmament Completed," Jane's Defence Weekly, March 12, 1988, 445.) APORRITOS ATILLAS, Savvas Vlassis "1974 The Unknown Backstage of the Turkish Invasion", Makarios Drousiotis, Nicosia ...
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... Grivas and offered the leadership of the newly formed Greek Cypriot Cypriot National Guard, which post Karayiannis accepted ... From April to August 1964 Karayiannis commanded and organised the Cypriot National Guard, whose stated mission was to defend the island against possible Turkish ... On July 22 Grivas set himself up in an office at the National Guard headquarters and began to issue orders directly to National Guard units ...
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... Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used Cyprus Cyprus Camo Pattern Standard issue of the Cypriot National Guard Similar shapes to US Woodland camo but colours adapted to the Cyprus environment Greece present Cyprus ...
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... See also International Orienteering Federation Members There are governing bodies for most of the individual nations that are represented in the sport of orienteering ... These national bodies are the rule-making body for that nation ...
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